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Vintage at Villa Maria

We are currently looking for cellar hands for our 2015 vintage. Please apply online via the careers page.

To receive updates on our process, you can ‘like’ our Facebook page - We will post updates as they happen.

We have a number of roles available during vintage, in our Auckland and Marlborough wineries.
You can read more about the support provided to you during Vintage below.

About Villa Maria

You can learn more about Villa Maria Estate by taking time to explore our website

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To receive updates on our Vintage application process, you can 'like' our Facebook page

Entitlement to Work in New Zealand

To work a Vintage at Villa, you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand

If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident, a Working Holiday Visa may be an option for you

For more details, please see http://www.immigration.govt.nz/


Vintage workers are paid wages based on hours worked, and are paid weekly into a New Zealand bank account

Holiday pay (8%) is paid at the end of the contract period


While Villa Maria does not provide accommodation, we can assist Vintage staff in finding suitable accommodation if required


Transportation is not provided

Whilst it is advisable to have your own transport, we often find that the generosity of the local staff and other people with cars provides a network for car-pooling within each shift

Meals, Perks, and Parties

Before starting, there is a group barbeque so everyone can meet each other

Villa Maria provides a cooked meal every day you’re at work, on the commencement of 12 hour shifts

Wireless internet is available on-site, for use before and after shifts

To celebrate Vintage, there’s a party on-site during May

Induction and Training

Experienced Cellarhands are teamed with those with less experience, and you work as a team until the supervisor feels you are capable of working on your own

On your first day, we have winery induction with you going over winery rules, Health and Safety and ensure you have the right safety gear 

Other Support

Villa Maria can provide support in applying for a New Zealand IRD (tax) number and bank account, and help with the necessary paperwork for tax and immigration requirements

A certificate of service can be provided on request